Building the HUB-ee Buggy
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As I mentioned earlier, I had originally planned on using the LiPower Shield as the power plant for the HUB-ee Buggy, but it just didn't have enough juice to run the motors so I kept it simple with a 4xAA battery holder. The 4xAA to Barrel Jack Connector is perfect for this purpose because we can just plop it on top of the HUB-ee Buggy and plug the barrel connector into the Redboard.
To keep the battery pack in place, I just took a piece of electrical tape and wrapped it around the robot. Now that our 'bot has brains, wheels, and power, we can start programming it!